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Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (Performance) ( 9 Mar 2023)

Anas Sarwar: ...about the national health service and, week after week, she has defended the indefensible and asked patients to accept the unacceptable. Members of her Government accept that the NHS is in crisis. Kate Forbes has said that more of the same will not cut it, and she has called out Humza Yousaf for delivering record waiting times. After nearly 16 years in Government, the performance of our...

Scottish Parliament: Hospital Waiting Times ( 9 Mar 2023)

Tess White: ...on that list who is in debilitating pain, and that is impacting her physically, emotionally and financially. No meaningful progress has been made to reduce the number of people on waiting lists, as Kate Forbes has said. Our health secretary, Humza Yousaf, is focused more on the Scottish National Party’s succession plan than on the NHS recovery plan. What does the First Minister have to...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Impact of Teachers’ Pay Settlement) ( 9 Mar 2023)

Stephen Kerr: ...relief to everyone involved that the dispute finally looks like it is over. However, is this whole episode not typical of what the First Minister’s Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, Kate Forbes, has called the “mediocrity” of Nicola Sturgeon’s time as First Minister? There have been eight years of broken promises and neglect of Scottish education, more than a year of...

Scottish Parliament: Business Motion ( 8 Mar 2023)

Paul O'Kane: wait until we’ve got a system that isn’t being called into disrepute by the trade unions, local government and four parliamentary committees?” Those are not my words; they are the words of Kate Forbes from last night’s debate, when she was eviscerating Humza Yousaf’s record as Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care. It appears that she and I agree on something, because...

Scottish Parliament: Deposit Return Scheme ( 2 Mar 2023)

Douglas Ross: ...sheer political opportunism, so I would hate to be the health secretary sat next to her—there is going to be some more finger wagging coming in a minute. We know that Humza Yousaf, Ash Regan and Kate Forbes have all said that the deposit return scheme should be delayed—that is political opportunism at the heart of the Scottish Government. [ Interruption .] Fuck’s sake.

Scottish Parliament: Scottish National Party Leadership Election ( 2 Mar 2023)

Anas Sarwar: ...of this contest, Nicola Sturgeon told us that it would be a chance for Scotland to see the best talent that the SNP has to offer. Here we are with the top three: Ash Regan, backed by Alex Salmond; Kate Forbes, backed by Jacob Rees-Mogg; and the Scottish Greens’ candidate, Humza Yousaf, backed by Peter Murrell. It might be funny, but this is really serious. We have 770,000 on an NHS...

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meetings) ( 2 Mar 2023)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: Jobs are on the line, and the scheme is starting to cause real harm. Fergus Ewing, a loyalist of 50 years, has called the DRS “wilfully reckless”. The First Minister’s finance secretary, Kate Forbes, has called it “economic carnage”. Government incompetence is undermining the very case for the DRS, which could massively reduce our waste and emissions, but only if it works....

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2023 ( 1 Mar 2023)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...fair funding for public services” and “devolved decision-making”. Those were the words of the Greens. It took only 26 days after making big promises at those council elections last May for Kate Forbes and her Green colleagues to unveil their plans for more savage cuts in the spending review. Last month, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills introduced a fresh sanctions...

Scottish Parliament: Dementia Strategy ( 1 Mar 2023)

Sandesh Gulhane: ...are retreating from that position and leaving other SNP members exposed and fleeing for cover. Humza Yousaf says that he will overhaul the plan, despite defending the policy many months ago. Kate Forbes says that Scotland may not need the flagship policy at all, and she is the finance secretary. Ash Regan would immediately pause the plan if she leads SNP members and becomes our First...

Scottish Parliament: Parliamentary Bureau Motions ( 1 Mar 2023)

Edward Mountain: ...At the same time as the outgoing First Minister is urging drinks producers to sign up to the deposit return scheme, her three potential replacements are already promising to make changes to it, and Kate Forbes has even warned that the scheme could cause “economic carnage”. However, that does not seem to have discouraged Lorna Slater. The Greens are pressing ahead with the SSI, whether...

Scottish Parliament: Deposit Return Scheme (28 Feb 2023)

Daniel Johnson: Today we hear from Lorna Slater that the scheme is all on track, yesterday we heard from Humza Yousaf that there needs to be a pause, and Kate Forbes says that there will be “carnage”—three different ministers with three different positions on DRS. Can the minister confirm that section 2 of the ministerial code has been suspended with regard to DRS?

Scottish Parliament: Retail and Town Centres (28 Feb 2023)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: ...National Party leadership hopefuls have now raised issues with the scheme, and have called for it to be suspended or dropped. Humza Yousaf wants there to be a year’s grace period for small firms; Kate Forbes—the minister’s boss—has said that the scheme will cause “economic carnage” if it goes ahead as planned; and Ash Regan, with whom I am not normally prone to agree, has said:...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 3 (21 Feb 2023)

Daniel Johnson: ...for more social prescribing, which would presumably be delivered through local government. I guess that that would need more funding. In the past 24 hours, it has become unfashionable to agree with Kate Forbes, but I agree with her that the Government needs to focus on what really matters to people: the national health service and the cost of living. Therein lies the problem. I do not...

Scottish Parliament: Gaelic and Scots (15 Nov 2022)

Shirley-Anne Somerville: support at decision time—I should say, for the avoidance of doubt, that we are also happy to support the Conservative amendment. The important issue that Michael Marra raises is exactly why Kate Forbes set up a working group to consider the wider aspects across the Scottish Government that impact on the use of Gaelic and Gaelic communities. That working group is completing its final...

Scottish Parliament: Chancellor of the Exchequer (Meetings) ( 2 Nov 2022)

John Swinney: I have not had a meeting with the current chancellor, but I have corresponded with chancellors on a number of occasions, as has Kate Forbes, the substantive finance secretary. I point out that a number of letters from Kate Forbes, the Welsh finance minister and the Northern Irish finance minister were not replied to by United Kingdom chancellors for a significant number of months. Given that...

Scottish Parliament: Emergency Budget Review ( 2 Nov 2022)

John Swinney: I have not yet had a positive response to that, despite the fact that we have asked for that on a number of occasions. Kate Forbes asked for that issue to be addressed in the summer, before she went on maternity leave, and I reiterated that. The First Minister has also made that point, and I will continue to stress it. As I said in an earlier answer, this is a year quite without precedent...

Public Bill Committee: Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill: Clause 1 - Power to implement government procurement Chapters (18 Oct 2022)

Anum Qaisar: ...Report, Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Public Bill Committee, 12 October 2022; c. 32, Q40.] Concerns have also been raised by the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, Kate Forbes, and the Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, Ivan McKee. They recommended that the Scottish Government do not give consent for the Bill in its current form. We need to be...

Scottish Parliament: Economic Transformation (21 Sep 2022)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: ...with Scotland’s national strategy for economic transformation, which was published earlier this year and was generally considered thin gruel for business. When she introduced the strategy, Kate Forbes promised “a ruthless focus on delivery”. She also said that the Government would be “judged on the outcomes we deliver, not the strategy we write”. However, those fine words will be...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2022-23 ( 6 Sep 2022)

John Swinney: ...Smith made the point that I, perhaps more than anybody else, know the scale of the financial challenges that we face. Believe me, since I found myself providing maternity cover over the summer for Kate Forbes, that realisation has become ever more significant for me. The housing of Ukrainian refugees—a larger number than we anticipated—raises a financial cost to our budget, which I...

Energy (Oil and Gas) Profits ( 5 Jul 2022)

Alison Thewliss: ...and other online retailers during the pandemic. My colleague in the Scottish Parliament and evangelist for Paisley, George Adam MSP, raised that issue and the Scottish Government Finance Secretary Kate Forbes certainly agreed with the principle. It is disappointing that this UK Government, and indeed the official Opposition, have looked only narrowly and in a limited fashion at oil and gas...

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